Highland Wants To Boot Discovery Ref In Fight With Ex-Exec

Law360, Dallas (March 18, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT) -- Highland Capital Management LP, embroiled in a bitter court fight for nearly a year with its former head of private equity over his exit from the investment firm, on Monday asked a Texas state judge to pull a former federal magistrate judge from his role overseeing discovery in the case.

Dallas County District Judge Martin Hoffman ordered additional briefing after a hearing Monday and is expected to rule on Highland’s bid to ax former U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan as the special master overseeing discovery issues...
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